The Worlds Of Hip-Hop & The Grateful Dead Collide As Talib Kweli Joins Phil Lesh & Friends At The Apollo [Watch]

first_img[Video: The Relix Channel]Setlist: Phil Lesh & “Very Special Friends” HeadCount Benefit | The Apollo Theater | New York, NY | 9/7/18Set One: Uncle John’s Band, Tangled Up In Blue, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Friend of the Devil, Ohio, Ramble On Rose, Bertha, Box of RainSet Two: Happy Birthday To You, Viola Lee Blues, Estimated Prophet, Love the One You’re With, Throwing Stones, Wharf Rat, Shakedown Street*, Get By^, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door^^, Turn on Your Lovelight^^Encore: Touch of Grey^^*w/ Talib Kweli^w/ Talib Kweli, The Harlem Gospel Choir^^w/ Harlem Gospel Choir Talib Kweli w/ Phil Lesh, Terrapin Family Band, Eric Krasno, Nicki Bluhm, Robert Randolph, & The Harlem Gospel Choir – “Get By”[Video: Andrew O’Brien]You can also watch a full replay of the show’s webcast below via The Relix Channel:Phil Lesh & Very Special Friends – “Don’t Tell Me This Country Ain’t Got No Heart: A Benefit for Voter Participation” – Full Vide [Pro-Shot] On Friday night, September 7th, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and some “Very Special Friends” took the stage at New York’s fabled Apollo Theater to benefit live music-oriented voter registration and activism non-profit, HeadCount.The event, billed as “Don’t Tell Me This Country Ain’t Got No Heart: A Benefit for Voter Participation,” saw Lesh team with touring outfit The Terrapin Family Band, guitarist Eric Krasno, and vocalist Nicki Bluhm for the entirety of the performance, as he had throughout his brief New York run this past week. However, in the spirit of the evening’s venue—a longtime cultural institution in the Harlem community and the city as a whole—the band also welcomed sacred steel guitar master Robert Randolph, rapper Talib Kweli, and Harlem Gospel Choir to give the performance an appropriate shot of soul.On this night, seemingly every aspect of the celebration was of notable significance. The show was webcast live, so fans around the country could watch the performance and share in its message of rallying the masses to get out the vote. It marked the first time ever that a member of the Grateful Dead had played the storied room. It took place on promoter Peter Shapiro‘s birthday, prompting the band to open set two with a sing-along “Happy Birthday” in his honor. The performance itself also exuded on-topic political and societal overtones, from the band’s rocking first-set cover of Neil Young protest hymn “Ohio” to its extended second-set “Throwing Stones” and joyful set-closing plea for love, “Turn On Your Lovelight”.However, on an evening packed with storylines, none stood out more than the late-show appearance by Talib Kweli. The Brooklyn-native rapper made his entrance as the band was already wading deep in the waters of a “Shakedown Street” jam, unleashing a conscious freestyle over the disco Dead groove. After finishing out the song, the Harlem Gospel Choir made their way onstage in full church-ready regalia. As they did, keyboardist Jason Crosby began to play the recognizable piano intro to Talib Kweli’s 2003 hit, “Get By”. The rest of the band followed suit, and just like that, the show went from “Shakedown Street” to the city streets—with Phil Lesh and his cohorts serving as the backing band for the world-class MC. As Talib finally exited, the crowd roared with approval, stunned at having witnessed the worlds of hip-hop, gospel, and The Grateful Dead come together on such a hallowed stage, in support of HeadCount’s unifying message: VOTE.You can watch fan-shot video of Talib Kweli’s “Shakedown Street” freestyle and “Get By” featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir below:Phil Lesh & Very Special Friends w/ Talib Kweli – “Shakedown Street” Freestylelast_img read more

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Central Islip Armed Home Invasion Under Investigation

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating an armed home invasion in Central Islip over the weekend.A man armed with a gun forced a person into their Feller Drive home, where the assailant stole a cell phone and car keys at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, police said.The victim was not injured. No arrests have been made and no description of the suspect was available.Detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img

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FOOD SAFETY NEWS SCAN: Top 10 risky foods, ground beef vulnerabilities

first_imgOct 6, 2009 News investigation finds safety gaps in ground beef production Leafy greens top food safety watchdog’s risky listThe food safety watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) today released a report on the 10 riskiest foods regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Drawn from the CSPI’s database of outbreaks confirmed by the official postings between 1990 and 2006, the list includes leafy greens, eggs, tuna, oysters, potatoes, cheese, ice cream, tomatoes, sprouts, and berries. At a media briefing today, Carolyn Smith DeWaal, CSPI’s food safety program director, said tuna and oysters made the list, even though producers are required to have “hazard analysis and critical control point” (HACCP) plans. She said the findings of the study add urgency to the passage of a key food safety bill, which passed the US House of Representatives but awaits action in the Senate. She said HACCP plans don’t work unless they’re enforced. Peter Hurley, the father of a young Oregon boy who was sickened in a recent peanut butter Salmonella outbreak, said 50 victims of foodborne illnesses and their families will gather in Washington, DC, on Oct 10 to meet with legislators and ask them to forward the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act to the floor of the Senate for a vote.Oct 6 CSPI press releaseCSPI report on 10 riskiest foods regulated by the FDAhttp://cspinet.org/new/pdf/cspi_top_10_fda.pdfcenter_img Despite several Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreaks linked to ground beef over the past few years, the product is still vulnerable to contamination, because packers grind meat from different sources into their hamburger but aren’t required to test the samples for E coli, the New York Times reported on Oct 4. The Times traced the burger eaten by a Minnesota woman who was sickened by contaminated ground beef in the fall of 2007 but is still recovering. The investigation also found that big companies, to avoid the possibility of recalls, sometimes agree to sell only to companies that won’t test their products. The probe also found that the company didn’t follow its own safety rules. In response to the story, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a press release yesterday that the events in the story are “unacceptable and tragic” and that the nation needs to do more to protect Americans. He said the USDA has been active in its contributions to President Obama’s Food Safety Working Group, which has launched several measures to make ground beef safer, such as requiring inspectors to test additional trim components that go into ground beef. He said the USDA is also exploring ways to enhance traceback methods.Oct 4 New York Times storyhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33164820/ns/health-food_safety/Oct 5 USDA press releasehttp://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome?contentidonly=true&contentid=2009/10/0491.xmllast_img read more

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